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Chief Audit Executive Salary

The average pay for a Chief Audit Executive is $183,965 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
$86,804 - $251,680
MEDIAN: $183,965

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$86,804 - $251,680  
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$88,826 - $310,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Chief Audit Executive

A chief audit executive is an advanced audit position that requires overseeing various internal auditing departments for a financial company. This is a senior leadership position, so many years of experience in the audit field are usually necessary. There are usually hiring and disciplinary duties in this position. The chief audit executive should work to create and manage an efficient and qualified audit team. The executive should work with various branches within the company, such as the legal department, risk management department, and compliance department. It is also important to work with outside auditors in order to determine the company’s risk and what needs to be done to achieve compliance. The executive needs to gain information from these parties in order to create a plan and strategy for internal audits.


Chief Audit Executive Tasks

  • Identify and implement control and compliance initiatives across the organization.
  • Conduct audits, communicate with departments, and report on audit results.
  • Set auditing strategies and goals, overseeing implementation and schedules.
  • Oversee staff, mentoring and developing their skills.

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Experience Affects Chief Audit Executive Salaries

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Skills That Affect Chief Audit Executive Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
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Internal Audit
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


33 %
67 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: